Insurance Choice Awards 2017 Launches
Today we’re launching the second annual Insurance Choice Awards.
The Insurance Choice Awards aim to find the best insurance companies in the UK by giving the UK public the chance to vote for the insurers that they do business with. A range of insurance products are included, from core general insurance products like car and home through to life insurance products, as well as more niche product-types.
After the success of our inaugural campaign, this year the Insurance Choice Awards will help over two million UK consumers find the best insurance providers. Winners last year included leading insurance firms like Direct Line Group and LV= through to dedicated specialist insurers like World First and CoverCloud...but who will win this year?
What’s different about the Insurance Choice Awards?
Our awards are voted for by the general public - the people who are using insurance products day-to-day. They’re not decided by a judging panel of experts, or awarded by sponsors. Only the UK public can decide who wins. That’s why our awards truly help to deliver our mission: “Putting customers at the heart of the industry”
Mike Fotis, the Founder of Smart Money People said, "The Insurance Choice Awards are fast becoming a go-to reference point for consumers looking for the very best insurance providers in the UK. We run these awards to further our mission of increasing trust and transparency in the industry. With over two million UK consumers likely to come across the Insurance Choice Awards in the next 12 months, we'll also be encouraging more potential customers to do business with the winners."
Categories up for grabs
Our categories cover the whole gamut of insurance - from small companies offering speciality gadget insurance through to large multinationals with multiple life and general insurance products. We’re also recognising technology and innovation in this fast-paced industry with some new categories...
Best Overall Insurance Company
Best Overall Insurance Broker
Customer Service Champion
Treating Customers Fairly Champion
Innovation of the Year
Best Insurance App
16 product-specific awards
Best Breakdown Cover Provider
Best Car Insurance Provider
Best Home Insurance Provider
Best Health Insurance Provider
Best Landlord Insurance Provider
Best Motorbike Insurance Provider
Best Pet Insurance Provider
Best Student Insurance Provider
Best Travel Insurance Provider
Best Life Insurance Provider
Best Caravan Insurance Provider
Best Cycle Insurance Provider
Best Gadget Insurance Provider
Best Specialist Insurance Provider
Best Wedding Insurance Provider
Best Business Insurance Provider
To reflect the ever-changing face of insurance, we’ve added some new categories this year. “Best Insurance App” will showcase the insurance companies who are producing great apps that make managing and dealing with insurance products easier, as well as newer FinTech companies who are disrupting the industry through new modes of distribution and policy management.
“Innovation of the Year” will look at the most exciting and fresh ideas in insurance in the last 12 months with everything from advances in telematics through to pay-as-you-go insurance.
Finally, “Best Newcomer” celebrates the up-and-coming insurance companies who are making waves with their customers, and taking on the established global insurers.
Voting commences: 3rd July 2017
Finalists announced: 11th September 2017
Voting ends: 1st October 2017
Winners revealed at event: 12th October 2017
All will be revealed...
At our Insurance Choice Awards ceremony! After thirteen weeks of consumer voting, we’ll announce all of the winners in front of 150+ guests at an exclusive Mayfair location.
We’ll be throwing a celebration for the best insurance companies in the UK at The Lansdowne Club. A private members club, where 18th century grandeur meets stylish Art Deco. Steeped in history, this unique and inspirational setting provides the backdrop for a must attend insurance event.
We’ll be hosting a champagne reception, a three course meal with a well-known host, plenty of wine, entertainment, and well as a few surprises. Interested in attending on the night? Get in touch with us here for ticket or sponsor enquiries.
For insurance firms that simply wish to take part, we've prepared a media pack and some digital assets which you are free to use. Head over to our Insurance Choice Awards website to find out more.
Win £1000 by voting today!
We’ve upped the prize for consumers taking part this year, too. Every single vote in the awards will be automatically entered into our prize draw to win £1000 in cash. Leaving a vote here takes less than two minutes. We’ll announce the lucky winner on the 12th October at the event, but you’ve got to cast your vote to be in with a chance. Full terms and conditions can be found here - best of luck!